Lakeshore Technical College Announces Plans for Fall Semester
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
With the spring semester still in progress, Lakeshore Technical College is preparing to welcome students back on campus this fall, adjusting scheduling and delivery methods to ensure students can continue moving forward on their education paths successfully, comfortably, and safely.
The college is transitioning fall courses to serve students both in-person and online through a flexible delivery model called “iFlex™.” Designed to fit a student’s life schedule, iFlex allows students to take courses online, face-to-face, or flex between the two. It gives students maximum flexibility in course delivery and scheduling. Students will be able to attend courses with a schedule that meets their needs, rather than the other way around.
“Prior to COVID-19, the college was planning for the expansion of flexible course delivery offerings, and COVID-19 is giving us good reason to finalize plans to roll these out on a larger scale for fall,” said Vice President of Instruction James Lemerond. “After transitioning 691 courses from in-person to online learning in two weeks last month, we are confident we can be ready for the fall so more students can benefit from the flexible advantages these delivery options offer.”
But as a technical college, there are some courses LTC cannot offer online. Examples include criminal justice-law enforcement, emergency medical technician (EMT), nursing, mechatronics technician apprenticeship, CNC technician/machine tool operation, electro-mechanical, and welding. These programs will continued to be offered in-person, on campus, due to assessment requirements following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Providing all students with the resources they need to be successful, whether they are on campus or in their homes, is also a top priority for the college. For students in need of technology, such as a laptop or hotspot, they may contact the college for assistance. The college will continue loaning equipment so students are able to create a classroom in their homes. In addition, each student will have access to virtual services such as advising, counseling, tutoring, and other support services.
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About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.
LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.